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“It is my pleasure to provide this recommendation for Midwest Doulas and Justine Temke. I am a single father of two children, and I worked closely with their team over the past six weeks, as they helped support my family during the addition of my newborn daughter. Midwest Doulas showed excellent communication, and exceeded my expectations, proving to be the exact support I needed during this special moment in my family’s life. The entire team was well spoken, professional, and knowledgeable. They even helped me introduce my son to my daughter, how to address any issues that may arise, and how to support my son with all the change. This part was invaluable for transitioning into a family of three.

Midwest Doulas brought great value to my family and home with their compassion and sensitivity to the needs of each family member, my mother, my son, (22 months) and my daughter (newborn). If it wasn’t for their support and continuous 24-hour, 7-days-a-week care, I know the transition would have been a lot more difficult.

Midwest Doulas’ non-judgemental support was clear, and I never felt I was being told how to parent. I would observe, and they would explain exactly how to bathe, feed, or change my daughter, to name a few items they assisted with. I was given the tools so I could be the best father to my newborn. 

Midwest Doulas’ personalized approach to family support is priceless.”

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“My first birth was very traumatic and resulted in an unplanned c-section. I was determined to have a doula to support me with a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) for my second child. 

Although I was late in my pregnancy for hiring Midwest Doulas, they were a life saver. I loved that there was a team of doulas that got to know me, so that whichever one ended up at the birth, we would know one another. Plus, they were very knowledgeable and able to inform and reassure me during my pregnancy and labor. 

My doula kept me moving and worked hard to help me accomplish my goals. Although I ended up with an emergency c-section, I know I only got as far as I did because I had a birth doula present. In addition, she was the most amazing advocate for me during the surgery when my husband needed to be with our newborn daughter.

I highly recommend Midwest Doulas for their vast knowledge in pregnancy comforts, labor prep, labor, baby positioning, and cesareans and VBAC birth, in addition to their drive to continually educate themselves and other women, their extremely personable team, and their professionalism.”

Midwest Doulas - Doula And Birth Services

“I recommend Midwest Doulas to anyone I know having a baby. At first, I thought that doulas were only for birth support, but these women have been there for me and my family more than I could have ever imagined. Their expertise, advice, referrals, and support around all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum have been so helpful and such a comfort (even to a second-time mama).

We were so thankful to have Midwest Doulas by our side during our son’s birth, and all of the doulas are very responsive to all our questions and concerns. Their postpartum doula services are also such a huge help!”

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“My sister gifted us doula services from Midwest Doulas, and it was the best thing anyone could have done. This was our first baby after a number of losses. Due to anxiety, fear, and sadness from my history with childbearing, it was very difficult to think ahead, research options and make decisions about anything having to do with pregnancy or labor. All I could think about was wanting to see my baby healthy and happy. I didn’t feel like I even cared about the rest of the details.

Working with our doula team did so many wonderful things for us! They were able to help us work through a number of the decisions that needed to be made for planning our birth. By presenting options, evidence-based information, and experiences they have encountered either personally or in their work they truly prepared us. They did so much to build my confidence, all the while giving my partner the tools he needed to be the best support person possible.

The most amazing part of working with Midwest Doulas was just how comfortable we were with each woman. It was automatically like we were old friends or siblings. They’re all very easy to talk with, relatable, and full of knowledge on everything pregnancy, birth, and baby-related. The best part is that unlike friends and family who have opinions that come with every piece of advice, the doulas are all very objective – no personal feelings or preferences included! The doulas are 100% here to support of your decisions along the entire process. They help you to run your show, not replay their own.

There is nothing we could do to show just how much we appreciated this gift from my sister or all of the love and support we received from Justine and her team! With the help of Midwest Doulas, I truly believe you can make any pregnancy, be it your first or fifth, the best experience possible!”

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“When my husband and I met Justine of Midwest Doulas, her warm, professional, and passionate personality made us want to interview her right away. We could not have made a better choice in working with her as our birth doula. Our labor ended with a healthy baby and a healthy mom, for which we are so grateful.

But it was nothing like we’d imagined. We went from hoping for a water birth to induction to a failed vacuum extraction and eventually to a C-section. It was all unexpected and quick, and it would have been much more traumatic if we hadn’t had Justine. She prepared us so well in our prenatal appointments to be flexible in labor, and she always made sure that our priority was to be comfortable with the decisions we made while in labor.

Because of this preparation and in spite of not getting the “dream labor” we had in mind, we were able to own all of the decisions we made, and there is no grief for the birth that might have been. During and after the labor itself, Justinewas a source of endless comfort and steadiness for both my husband and me.

Justine and Midwest Doulas were a key part of our birth team, and my husband and I will be forever grateful that she was present with us. We highly, highly recommend her.”

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